The very things that had originally attracted me, being able to get my email and having access to Twitter and Facebook, were the things that eventually drove me away. I was fed up with never being able to get away from that online life. Because I had easy access to Twitter and Facebook I felt I always needed to be on them and because I could pick up my emails at any time of day or night I did.
Last week I swapped all that for a cellphone that phones and texts. And that's all it does, it doesn't even have a camera.
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I'm not sure I could ever be like my son who only turns his phone on when he wants to make a call, but the fact that I'm no longer always reachable by a squillion different methods and that I can't Tweet my every move is actually a blessing.
It's cheap too a £10 top up lasts ages because there are no frills to spend it on.
I think the only thing I might miss is having a camera handy all the time, but I have a small one I can carry in my bag if it really becomes an issue.
Yes, the freedom of not being online 24 hours a day is a wonderful thing.